In case you haven't noticed, I haven't kept up with my normal postings lately. My baby sister just had her first baby last week, and I was blessed to be with her during her labor and delivery. Once I came home and recovered from missing a whole night's sleep, my husband had to work the entire weekend, in addition to having a time change on the same weekend. My body has been confused and my normalcy is a bit skewed, but I am so thankful for the events that have taken place this past week. I am going to head back to visit my sister again this weekend and I can't wait!! My children are VERY excited to meet their new baby cousin.
I am trying to figure out if I am crazy. I am considering becoming a tutor next year for Classical Conversations. It is something I have wanted to do down the road, but didn't think I was ready for that kind of a committment yet. After talking with my daughter's current tutor and our school director, I am now considering it for next year. I am going to be entering into my third year of doing the Classical Conversations program as a supplement to our homeschool. We basically meet one day per week and they need tutors to teach one day per week for 24 weeks during the school year. The tutors would be responsible for reviewing the material with the students, conducting science experiments, managing the students in their class (possibly 8-10 students), teaching some basic music theory and tin whistle, etc. I am already doing this material at home with my own kids, but I am sure it would take extra work to prepare and be ready to lead these kids each week. I want to do it for the right reasons. It would definitely be a help to the cost of tuition each year (since we will be having two kids in the program next year), but I don't think that should be my reason to tutor. I am trying to figure out if I am cut out for this. I am also trying to figure out if I have the time to be a decent teacher to my children on all the other days of the week, plus prepare for this. I know that I can teach my own children at home, but managing a small classroom of children is another story. If you know me, what do you think? Am I crazy?
I will be praying about this decision and trying to follow God's leading in my life and in the life of my family. I have to admit I am actually starting to get excited when I think about teaching outside of my own home next year, but I want to make sure that I could do a good job. I would appreciate any wisdom or advice from others too!!